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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

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Growthpoint, Cintocare unveil new specialised surgical hospital in Tshwane

6th April 2021 JSE-listed property management company Growthpoint Properties and Cintocare, the hospital, have opened an 11 000 m2 specialised surgical hospital development in Tshwane, which is expected to become the first five-star rated green hospital in Africa, and only the fifth in the world with its... 

City Power appoints former Eskom exec as new CEO

1st April 2021 City Power has appointed Mongezi Ntsokolo as its new CEO with effect from April 1. Ntsokolo has almost 30 years’ experience in the electricity industry, having served in different managerial roles at State power utility Eskom, including as group executive for generation, transmission,... 

Renergen completes fifth major milestone at Virginia gas project

1st April 2021 Dual-listed natural gas and helium producer Renergen has completed its fifth major milestone at its Virgina gas project, in the Free State, as the company works towards the start of production in 2021. The milestone includes the shipment of various equipment from China to South Africa. 

Bushveld makes follow-on investment in VRFB manufacturer Enerox

1st April 2021 Vanadium miner Bushveld Minerals will invest a further $7.5-million in vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) manufacturer Enerox, as part of a larger $30-million commitment by Enerox investors to scale up the production of capacity of the energy storage solutions firm. Enerox will expand its... 

Laboratory results show helium concentrations of 3% to 4% at Renergen's Virginia project

29th March 2021 Domestic natural gas and helium producer Renergen has obtained laboratory results on the helium concentrations from recently drilled wells P007 and MDR1, which has returned a helium concentration of 3.15%. Wildcard well P007 returned a concentration of 4.38%. 

Renergen strikes gas at ‘true exploration well’ at Virginia project

26th March 2021 Domestic natural gas and helium producer Renergen has struck gas in well P007 at the base of the Karoo sediments, at a depth of just over 400 m. P007 is considered a “true exploration well”, as opposed to a development or appraisal well, and was being drilled by Renergen to inform possible... 

Shift in Solidarity Fund's approach to combating Covid-19

25th March 2021 Nonprofit organisation the Solidarity Fund has shifted its focus to Covid-19 vaccines as “the year has seen a lot of devastation”, CEO Tandi Nzimande said during a media briefing on March 25. However, while she was grateful that the fund had "been able to be part of the solution”, she emphasised... 

Sustainability to drive commodity markets for next ten years − Hambro

24th March 2021 China's strong demand for commodities has shifted the global industry’s perspective away from developing market consumption to a focus on Chinese consumption, BlackRock MD Evy Hambro said during a discussion as part of this year’s virtual Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) Industry Day, on March 24.... 

Pandemic’s implications will continue to depend on the evolution of macroeconomic conditions - Unctad

19th March 2021 Although warnings about the spread of viruses have become more frequent in recent years, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) laments in its latest trade and development report update that “nobody anticipated the arrival of Covid-19 or its dramatic global impact”.... 

Impala invests R10m in bursary programme, launches new bursary

19th March 2021 South African miner Impala Platinum (Implats) will be investing R10-million over the next four years into the 2021 intake of bursars. The funding will cover tuition, accommodation, books and pocket money, as well as paid vacation work for many of the students. 

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